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Species Symmetrischema tangolias - Hodges#2038

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Gnorimoschemini
Genus Symmetrischema
Species tangolias (Symmetrischema tangolias - Hodges#2038)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
South American Potato Tuber Moth
Tomato Stemborer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Symmetrischema tangolias (Gyen, 1913)
Trichotaphe tangolias Gyen, 1913
Phthorimaea plaesiosoma Turner, 1919
Phthorimaea aquilina Meyrick, 1917
Phthorimaea melanoplintha Meyrick, 1926
Gnorimoschema tuberosella Busck, 1931
The wingspan average is 20 mm.
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Occurs worldwide.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 10, fig. 8; p. 100. (2)